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#21 kyledr330

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:49 AM

Very well done Bruno! How did you like the resin kit? What problems did you have with it?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:43 AM

The fender tag should be body color.... :rolleyes:


Great build. I *think* I have one of those stashed away. Yours is inspirational to say the least.

On a side note: There's a guy on Long Island that hung `71 Swinger sheet metal on a `69 Dart convertible shell. Talk about doing a double take when you see it! I don't know why Ma Mopar killed off the A body convertible after `69.... ;)


you are correct...the FENDER tag(or broadcast code tag) should be body color, but the green and white sticker is actually a sticker denoting emissions information and is a white background with green printing on it

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:35 AM

you are correct...the FENDER tag(or broadcast code tag) should be body color, but the green and white sticker is actually a sticker denoting emissions information and is a white background with green printing on it


I stand corrected: I see there's the anti-freeze label on the radiator support and that indeed IS the emissions label.

Then.... where's the fender tag?
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

I stand corrected: I see there's the anti-freeze label on the radiator support and that indeed IS the emissions label.

Then.... where's the fender tag?
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lol the fender tag is painted body color, so it blends in witht he body, thats why we cant see it B)

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:29 AM

That is sooooo coooolll !! Very nice !!! What paint did you use ?? :lol:

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

lol the fender tag is painted body color, so it blends in witht he body, thats why we cant see it :lol:



That's the kind of smart-*ss answer I'd make! Good one....
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:52 PM

Thanks everyone! :o

Very well done Bruno! How did you like the resin kit? What problems did you have with it?


It's a nice kit, lots of flash to clean and some minor imperfections, which can easily be fixed with some putty. I guess that's normal for a resin body, but I can't compare with others because that's my first resin build. The problems I had with it, I believe are mostly caused by my inexperience with resin kits, and the fact that I used another kit instead of the one I was supposed to use as a donor kit.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

That is sooooo coooolll !! Very nice !!! What paint did you use ?? :o


Thanks!

The paint I used is automotive waterborne basecoat and automotive urethane 2 part clearcoat. The color is a Harley Davidson code (can't remember the code...). It's actually the same paint I used on my Tommy Ivo Dragster build, except I used a gray primer on the dragster, and a white primer on the Dart.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:43 AM

Outstanding build!
A very underestimated Mopar. Great power to weight and it could surprise a lot of the heavy hitter of the time.
Very nice job!

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

A real stunner!think this is the first time i've seen one built up and shown on the forum.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:11 PM

What to add? not much that hasnt been said I think, stunning build mate!

#32 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:19 AM

Very nice, you dont see too often these Swingers :)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Everything needed is available in styrene, with the exeption of a trunk lid which is available in resin. MPC LA Dart, AMT 71 Duster, Revell 68 or 69 Dart for rear quarters and chassis interior etc.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Very nice work indeed Bruno. It's nice to see one of these. Wish Revell would come out with this kit or a Dodge Demon.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Beautiful! I plan to build one of these as well.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

love the Dart!!!!! Manufacturer's need to look at your model to help convince them to make a styrene kit!!!!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:16 AM

Is the front grille and bumpers on th LA Dart stock?
I have been think of converting one but by the time I add up everything I need to get it is close to the price of the R&R resin kit on ebay.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

Sweeeeeeet!


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